The hometown Hope Bobcats received a special visit from a few former standout Bobcat football alumni of David Williams, D.D. Holyfield and Tracy Ford, who delivered inspiring messages of support to the team before last Thursday's practice on the Bank of the Ozarks Field at Hammons Stadium.

The hometown Hope Bobcats received a special visit from a few former standout Bobcat football alumni of David Williams, D.D. Holyfield and Tracy Ford, who delivered inspiring messages of support to the team before last Thursday's practice on the Bank of the Ozarks Field at Hammons Stadium.

Williams, Holyfield and Ford all made key points to the team about playing together as a unit, take pride when performing in a Bobcat uniform and listen to their coaching staff. They all encouraged the current Bobcat team members to finish the season strong and not worry about the negativity on the outside. They felt it was important to let them know they're 100 percent supportive with care and strive to be productive and focus each time they step onto the gridiron for combat.

Williams, Holyfield both were teammates during the late 1990's to early 2000's during their historic era's as Bobcats and both played collegiate football at Southern Arkansas University. Ford, the veteran of the three graduated in 1990 from Hope High School.

All three were apart of many successful years as Hope Bobcat football players. Head football coach Jay Turley addressed to his team how much it meant for Williams, Holyfield and Ford to come and provide some encouraging insight to lift spirits to and continue to compete.